Parenting triplets: The hindsight 10

As parents of triplets, we want to feel like parents of singletons. We want our kids to have the same attention, advantages and fun experiences as any other child. Yet triplets are not like singletons; they’re not even like having multiple singletons. Their interpersonal relationships are complicated, inextricibly intertwined,  and often fraught with jealously or “egging each other on.” As parents of triplets, it’s nothing like we expected, and we often struggle trying to understand the way multiples work together. The joys and troubles we experience often surprise and boggle us. Most parents wish they had done something differently.  We…

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18 months – Counting our blessings this holiday season

Normally I post about our struggles, but this holiday season I’m highlighting our blessings – because they are plentiful. The smoke is clearing, survival mode is truly behind us (even though the night wakings are not, haha), and we can see the light. The very, very bright light. Jason’s parents and brother moved here a few months ago. They took over the nanny position, caring for the babies while I work, and bringing the kind of support only family has to offer. I don’t know many people so lucky! The sense of safety, trustworthiness, and reliability they brought us eases…

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Our Favorite Items for the First Year

For all those to-be triplet moms who have been asking, I put together a comprehensive list of things I really loved in the first year. I linked everything to amazon (except the triplet table, which I linked elsewhere), because that’s where we bought everything (using prime, which I got for free as a new mom). Also, I am grateful to the triplet moms (Ashley and Meri) who GAVE me a number of these things. Ladies, thank you very much!!! In no particular order: 1. We purchased inexpensive convertible carseats, not the infant ones. I can’t imagine spending more than $60 per…

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16 months

Milestones/stats: All babies weigh about between 22-25 lbs. The boys have 16 teeth and Emilia has 12 teeth. Eye color for all babies remains green/hazel. (No one got my brown eyes!) For their 16 month check up, the doc told us again that the babies are doing wonderfully, although they may be somewhat behind singletons. Apparently 16 month olds say one word by now (other than mama and dada), wave, high-five, eat with a spoons (ok, I admit it, my bad) and should be drawing!! (I had no idea!) “Have you started them on the spoon?” No. Why do I…

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Best elliptical machine for home use

After tons of research, I found the best elliptical machine on the market for home use: Very stable, great ergonomics (for going backwards and forwards, and working upper and lower body), 20 inch stride, 20 levels of power incline and resistance, 11 programs, and a USB stick that allows you to save and track your progress via the website. As a new triplet mom and full-time PhD student, I have no time for the gym, yet I quickly learned that stroller walks and yoga videos were not going to last. Pushing the triplets around in the triple jogger hurt my wrists, and even…

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15 months

Hello friends and family! I’m sorry for the long, silent departure. It’s been kinda crazy around here. You’ll notice I removed the photo gallery, too. I may post pics on the page here and there, but I decided to limit the baby pics for now. Several of you are fellow triplet moms who have been writing me for years, so if you want to find me on facebook, that would be fine (as long as I recognize you, of course). Milestones: All babies run! (I think they skipped the walking part.) No one has crawled since 12 months, and so…

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